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Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

The Vancouver Whitecaps head to LA to take on LAFC on Wednesday, with the ‘Caps looking to win 3 consecutive games for the first time in the Marc Dos Santos era. Here is our match preview ahead of that one, as the streaking ‘Caps side gets set to take on a reeling but hungry LA side.  It’s amazing what a few wins can do for … Continue reading Triple Threat: Marc Dos Santos, Vancouver Whitecaps expecting ‘motivated’ LAFC side in quest to get 3rd straight win (Preview #13)

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The Third Sub Episode 46: The Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with road win over RSL

In the 46th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down yet another Vancouver Whitecaps victory, as the ‘Caps are fresh off beating Real Salt Lake this past weekend, giving the team some momentum ahead of a big matchup with LAFC on Wednesday. Welcome back to the Third Sub Podcast! In the 46th episode of the show, Alex and Sam are … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 46: The Vancouver Whitecaps keep rolling with road win over RSL

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End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

The Vancouver Whitecaps made a trade this past weekend, moving their third-longest tenured player, the enigmatic Peruvian attacker, Yordy Reyna, to DC United for some Allocation money. In this piece, we look at what the ‘Caps lose by moving Reyna, and see if they’ve got the depth to stomach his departure.  Completely out of the blue, the Vancouver Whitecaps made a move on Saturday.  In … Continue reading End of his Reyn(a): Do the Vancouver Whitecaps have the depth to offset the loss of Yordy Reyna?

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Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

In Second ‘Caps Thoughts, our day-after column looking at the Vancouver Whitecaps, we take a look back at their win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday, as they weathered a slow start to find a victory thanks to some Fredy Montero and Lucas Cavallini magic.  Suddenly, they’ve found a bit of a groove here.  After finding themselves with a record of 2W-6L-0D heading into game … Continue reading Second ‘Caps Thoughts: Vancouver Whitecaps weather slow start vs RSL to keep rolling with 3rd win in 4 games

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Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

The Vancouver Whitecaps picked up a huge win on Saturday, as they took down Real Salt Lake in Salt Lake, giving them their 3rd win in 4 games. Here is our report from that game, as the ‘Caps did well to find a late winner away from home.  Blink, and you might miss it.  For the first time in over 16 months, the Vancouver Whitecaps … Continue reading Double Trouble: Vancouver Whitecaps win back-to-back games for 1st time in over 16 months with big away win over RSL

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Keeping it ‘Real’: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ threat that reeling RSL side offers ahead of Saturday matchup (Preview #12)

The Vancouver Whitecaps travel to Utah this weekend, as they get set to take on Real Salt Lake in a big Western Conference battle, one that could have big implications on the playoff picture. Ahead of that one, here is our preview, as we look at how the ‘Caps are feeling ahead of their first regular season game against Western opposition since July. While the … Continue reading Keeping it ‘Real’: Vancouver Whitecaps wary of ‘dangerous’ threat that reeling RSL side offers ahead of Saturday matchup (Preview #12)

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The Third Sub Episode 45: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps win over the Impact and previewing RSL

In their 45th episode of the Third Sub, Alexandre Gangue-Ruzic and Samuel Rowan break down the Vancouver Whitecaps victory over the Montreal Impact this past Wednesday, before looking forward to their clash with Real Salt Lake on Saturday. Welcome back to another episode of the Third Sub Podcast! In this one, Alex and Sam are back, as usual, this time to chat some Vancouver Whitecaps, … Continue reading The Third Sub Episode 45: Analyzing the Vancouver Whitecaps win over the Impact and previewing RSL

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CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

Ahead of Forge’s victory over Cavalry in the CPL Finals, we spoke to Forge goalkeeper Johan Albert. Having spent over 2 decades coaching in France, he brought some interesting insight to the Hamilton-based side, and he shared some of that with us here.  It’s a position with demands unlike any other.  Visually, they stand out right away. Dressed in a different kit than their 10 … Continue reading CPL: Forge assistant Johan Albert on the modern GK, time at Nantes and Forge’s strength in goal

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Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

After looking at Adjusted Save Percentage back in August, as we looked to see how good Max Crepeau had been for the Whitecaps, we revisit the concept, as MLS teams prepare to make moves this offseason.  Back in August, we took a stab at trying to see how good Maxime Crepeau had been for the Vancouver Whitecaps up to that point in the season, by … Continue reading Between The Sticks: Revisiting Adjusted Save Percentage and MLS goalkeepers 

Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year? 

Editors Note: The stats that were collected were as of August 26th, which means the Vancouver Whitecaps match vs the Montreal Impact on the 28th was not counted, so it is not mentioned in the piece, nor is it added to the stats.  What started out as a look at trying to figure out how good Maxime Crepeau has been for the Whitecaps this season, … Continue reading Between The Sticks: How good has Max Crepeau been for the Whitecaps this year?